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Andrew deacon of Pergamos (seventh century)

Accession number BZS.1958.106.5122
Diameter 23 mm
Field diameter 21 mm
Previous Editions

DO Seals 3, no. 28.2.

Laurent, Corpus V/3, no. 1697; Zacos-Veglery, no. 1407.


Cruciform invocative monogram (type I). Wreath border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει


Inscription of four lines. Wreath border.


Ἀνδρέου διακό(νου) Περγάμου


Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἀνδρέου διακόνου Περγάμου.

Mother of God, give Thy help. (Seal of) Andrew, deacon of Pergamos.


Pergamos (modern Bergama) appears as a suffragan bishopric of Ephesos in the notitiae starting with the seventh century, while its first known bishop is attested in 343. In the early thirteenth century it was elevated to the rank of archbishopric and by the mid-thirteenth to metropolis, only to return to the rank of suffragan bishopric in the late fourteenth. See Laurent, Corpus V/1, 201; Culerrier, Suffragants d'Ephèse, 158 (episcopal list); Brandes, Städte, 110-11; ODB III, 1628.